California, United States
Big Sur Reviews
Big Sur, California May 08, 2011
Arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Big Sur is an area on the California Coast between Caramel, and the 89 miles south to The Hearst Castle. A hikers delight with several state parks and spectacular sea views. Accommodation ranging from the luxurious - Ventana Inn, and Post Ranch Inn Hotel, to motels and camping.
If you are at all interested in psychology, personal growth, spiritual growth, movement, or art please look at the web site for Esalen - www.esalen.org. Home of the beginning of the Human Potential Movement and the third wave of psychotherapy - Humanism. Esalen is a historic educational institute that has been part of the alternative zeitgeist of America since the 1960's . Due to the private, personal, and Zen like vibe of the work at Esalen you can't just drop in. You have to be registered for a course or on a personal retreat. The exception is after about midnight when they let drop ins use the spectacular cliff side natural hot tubs. It was a once in a life time experience and Esalen would be very special even if it wasn't so awesomely beautiful.
Other notable places, Nepenthe restaurant and Gift Store, The Henry Miller Book Store, The McWay Falls, The Bixby Bridge, Deetgen's, and The Old Coast Road.
Best Web Site www.bigsurcalifornia.org
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